Discover the industrial heritage of the Gavarnie Valleys
• Where ?
Hamlet of Pragnères, near Gavarnie-Gèdre.
• For who ?
For everyone, also child.
Visit the hydro engineering centre
Enjoy a guided visit and discover the industrial heritage of the Gavarnie Valleys and one of the most important hydro engeneering centre in the Pyrenees. Get to know the water production process, on the footsteps of the water dams builders. At the end of the circuit, extend your visit via virtual reality and experience a unique moment in full immersion in the industrial heritage of the valleys...
Put into use in 1954, the EDF hydro engeneering center of Pragnères is a part of a complex system in the heart of the Gavarnie Valleys. For this development, we can count 40 kilometers of galleries, 4 water dams, included the one of Cap de Long, and also 30 water intakes, a production centre and 2 pumping station.